School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering

Sponsorship & Funding

Sponsorship and Funding

Home undergraduate students

Scholarships for domestic undergraduates keen on studying with us are detailed below.

Sandman Scholarship

Who is the award for?

These scholarships, provided by the Sandman Hotel Group (UK) Ltd, are available to home students accepted on to an undergraduate degree programme in either the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering or the School of Computing Science.

Award amount

Each scholarship is worth £2,500 per year.

Further information

See the Sandman Scholarship pages on the undergraduate website for further details including eligibility and how to apply.

Whitton, Wilson Campbell & Cochrane Scholarships

Who is the award for?

The awards are aimed at talented UK undergraduate students entering the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering.

Award amount

Each scholarship is worth up to £4000.

Eligibility criteria

These scholarships are awarded to applicants if three of their GCE A-Level grades are A*AA (or better) from any of the following four A Level subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Chemistry

Students who choose us as their Insurance Choice, who are offered a place through UCAS Clearing, or who transfer from other schools in Newcastle University, are NOT eligible for these Scholarships.

Equivalent grades for other qualifications are determined by the School but the following will normally apply:

  • if other GCE A-Level subjects (not including General Studies) are offered, an A* grade will be generally be accepted in the alternative subject
  • Scottish Advanced Highers will be treated as GCE A-levels
  • for International Baccalaureate: IB 42 points overall with a minimum of 6 points in each of HL Mathematics and HL Physics.
  • for Edexcel / BTEC HND or HNC: 60% of credits at Distinction Level with no units lower than a Merit and must include Distinctions in all mathematical and analytical science units taken
  • for BTEC National Diploma (Foundation Year entry only): DDD overall.

How many awards are available?

Available to any UK undergraduate student applying for first year (Stage 1) or Foundation Year (Stage 0) entry, who makes a degree programme from School of Mechanical & Systems Engineering their UCAS first choice. The total number of scholarships is not limited.

How to apply

You don't need to apply for these awards or complete an application form. Successful students will be identified using the information you have provided on your UCAS application and on your online application for loans and grants to the above assessing organisations. The University will use this information to identify those to whom the scholarships are to be awarded.

Scholarship conditions

The scholarship payments are conditional upon:

  • continuing registration on the School's degree programmes
  • good progress and attendance in Semester 1 of the academic year in which the payment is expected
  • achieving an average of at least 65% with no failed subjects in the end of the academic year's examinations in all previous years

When will the award be paid?

The scholarships will be paid at the start of each Semester 2. In Stage 1 £750, Stage 2 £750, Stage 3 £1250 and Stage 4 £1250. Foundation Year (Stage 0) entrants will receive an extra £750 in Semester 2 of Stage 0.

How to find out more

More information about the scholarships

Wilson William Campbell (1913-1975) was a distinguished Tyneside engineer, whose roles included development of innovative electrical power plant, contributor to World Energy Congress, Vice-President of the I.Mech.E., Commissioner and Synod Chairman for the Church of England and Visiting Professor at this University. These are an encouragement to able and imaginative UK students to study either engineering at this University, with the hope that they will develop an interest in the energy and power generation.

The Whitton Scholarships were established by bequest in 1979 in memory of a former student C N Whitton who went on to become a highly successful figure in industry, to support and encourage able students who wish to study Mechanical Engineering at Newcastle University.

The Cochrane Scholarships were established in the 1960s by the directors and shareholders of Messrs Cochrane & Co Ltd to support students at what was then King's College Durham (later renamed Newcastle University) interested in the study of materials in engineering.

Overseas undergraduate students

Prospective overseas undergraduates can find scholarships to study with us here.

Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship scheme

This new scheme offers £3,000 awards (fee discounts) to undergraduate international applicants and postgraduate Masters international applicants for 2017 entry. Approximately 255 awards will be available for 2017 entry.  

Full information on the awards is available on the University Undergraduate web pages. 

Stephenson Engineering Scholarship

Who is the award for?

The awards are aimed at talented overseas undergraduate students. The Stephenson Engineering Scholarships are for second and subsequent years of study.

Award amount

The value of the Stephenson Engineering Scholarship for the second and subsequent years of study will depend on the student's performance over their previous academic year:

  • for a 2:1 honours performance (60% or over) the amount paid will be £500
  • for a First Class honours performance (70% or over) the amount paid will be £1000

How many awards are available?

The awards will be paid to all those eligible. The total number is not limited.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the Stephenson Engineering Scholarship, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • be an overseas students paying University Tuition Fees at the full Overseas rate
  • be registered as a full-time student on an honours degree programme in this School and intend to continue studying here for that degree
  • have achieved a performance in the previous Stage at 2:1 honours standard (60% or over) or better

How to apply

You don't need to apply for these awards or complete an application form. Those eligible for the scholarship will be identified by the School at the end of their first year of study.

When will the award be paid?

The scholarships will be paid at the start of each Semester 2.

How to find out more

Enquiries about Stephenson Engineering Scholarships should be addressed to the School:

Undergraduate Admissions Selector
Stephenson Engineering Scholarships
School of Mechanical & Systems Engineering
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU
United Kingdom
mse.admissions@ncl.ac.uk

Fax: + 44 191 208 8600

More information about the scholarships

The School has a long tradition of welcoming talented overseas students who wish to study for mechanical engineering degrees here. These scholarships are intended to continue that tradition and assist appropriate students.

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